Didier Schmitt

European External Action Service • Space Task Force

Didier Schmitt has an academic background, as associate professor at the Toulouse medical school and the International Space University (1992-1997). He holds a PhD in bioscience and is also a certified medical doctor. At the European Space Agency he was head of human space flight and exploration scientific programmes (1997-2009). He worked in the Space Policy Unit at the European Commission (2009-12) and was technology foresight coordinator in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission (2012-14). Since then he is seconded to the European External Action Service, in the Space Task Force. He is an opinion writer has published a book on foresight: Scion|ce – what you need to remember from the future.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany